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Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life have chosen to unionize following a three-day vote
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FILE - Visitors follow Mickey Mouse for photos at Disneyland, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life at the Southern California resort chose to unionize following a three-day vote culminating on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
May 18

The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

Of the many quotations and slogans that flitter through Francis Ford Coppola’s idea-stuffed, open-hearted, unabashedly optimistic “Megalopolis,” one that particularly resonates with the director is: “When we leap into the unknown, we prove that we’re f...
May 18
Director Francis Ford Coppola poses for portrait photographs for the film 'Megalopolis', at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 18

CANNES PHOTOS: See the cinematic glamour of the first days of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood royalty is back at the Cannes Film Festival for its annual celebration of cinema along the French Riviera. Premieres bring an elegant parade of stars nightly and moments that become indelible Cannes images, whether it's Francis Ford Coppola's return to the Palais des Festivals or French actor Judith Godrèche and other actors posing with their hands over their mouths to draw attention to France's burgeoning #MeToo movement. There's time for levity, too, like Anya Taylor-Joy saluting her “Furiosa” director, George Miller, or the arrival of Messi, the canine “Anatomy of a Fall” star who performed tricks for photographers and served as a bridge to last year's standout festival. Daytime photocalls can become playgrounds for stars and photographers alike, like when Nic Cage tossed his hat while promoting “The Surfer.” (Hats have been a go-to accessory this year, worn by Coppola and Giancarlo Esposito at the “Megalopolis” premiere; Meryl Streep, an honorary Palme d'Or recipient,...
May 18
Nicolas Cage poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Surfer' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2024. (Photo by Daniel Cole/Invision/AP)
May 18

Sean 'Diddy' Combs abuse allegations: A timeline of key events

New video aired by CNN appears to show Sean “Diddy” Combs beating his former singing protege and girlfriend Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel in 2016
May 18
This frame grab taken from hotel security camera video and aired by CNN appears to show Sean “Diddy” Combs attacking singer Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel hallway in March 2016. (Hotel Security Camera Video/CNN via AP)
May 17

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in “9 to 5” and the nasty TV director in “Tootsie,” has died
May 17
FILE - Actor Dabney Coleman poses at his home in Brentwood, Calif., Sept. 8, 1991. Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," died Thursday, May 16, 2024, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 92. No other details were immediately available. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)
May 17

Man charged in random assault on actor Steve Buscemi in New York

A man wanted in connection with the random assault on actor Steve Buscemi on a New York City street earlier this month has been arrested on an assault charge
May 17
FILE - Actor Steve Buscemi attends the premiere of "The Dead Don't Die" at the Museum of Modern Art, June 10, 2019, in New York. A person wanted in connection with the random assault on actor Steve Buscemi on a New York City street earlier this month was taken into custody Friday, May 17, 2024 police said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 17

Conservative media personality appointed to seat on Georgia State Election Board

A media personality who co-founded a conservative political action committee has been appointed to a seat on the Georgia State Election Board
May 17
May 17
Music mogul and entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at the Billboard Music Awards, May 15, 2022, in Las Vegas.
May 17

Paul Schrader felt death closing in, so he made a movie about it

After a string of hospitalizations for long COVID, Paul Schrader had a realization
May 17
Director Paul Schrader poses for portrait photographs for the film 'Oh, Canada', at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2024. (Photo by Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP)
May 17

Video appears to show Sean 'Diddy' Combs beating singer Cassie in hotel hallway in 2016

Security video appears to show Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs beating singer Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel hallway in 2016
May 17
FILE - Sean "Diddy" Combs appears at the premiere of "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" on June 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 17

In Cannes, Francis Ford Coppola talks Trump, self-financing 'Megalopolis' and why he has no regrets

Much attention has been paid to the $120 million of his own fortune that Francis Ford Coppola put up to make the futuristic epic “Megalopolis.”
May 17
Director Francis Ford Coppola poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Megalopolis' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 17

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

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May 17

‘The Blue Angels,’ filmed for IMAX, puts viewers in the ‘box’ with the elite flying squad

If you’re looking for a little bit of that “Top Gun: Maverick” spectacle and thrill at the movie theater this summer, you’re in luck
May 17
This image released by Amazon Prime shows a scene from the documentary "The Blue Angels." (Amazon Prime via AP)
May 17

Taking presidential debates out of commission's hands virtually guarantees fewer viewers

The two planned presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump that were swiftly organized this week are good news for CNN and ABC News
May 17
FILE - ABC World News Tonight Anchor David Muir, left, addresses members of the audience while standing with ABC News Live Anchor Linsey Davis, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in Manchester, N.H. The two planned presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump that were swiftly organized this week, Thursday, May 16, 2024, are good news for CNN and ABC News.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 17
FILE - Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Saturday, June 25, 2022. Paul McCartney is a billionaire Beatle. The former member of the Fab Four is the first British musician to be worth 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion), according to figures released Friday, May 17, 2024. (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 17

Judge pushes decision to next week on Alec Baldwin's indictment in fatal 2021 shooting

A New Mexico judge plans to rule next week on a grand jury indictment against Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting on the set of the Western movie “Rust.”
May 17
FILE - Alec Baldwin attends the Roundabout Theatre Company's annual gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Monday, March 6, 2023, in New York. A New Mexico judge is considering whether to dismiss a grand jury indictment against actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting on the set of a Western movie, at a scheduled court hearing on Friday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)
May 16

Music Review: Billie Eilish's 'Hit Me Hard and Soft' is zealous outsider pop in a league of her own

Billie Eilish's highly anticipated third studio album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft," has arrived
May 16
FILE - Billie Eilish arrives at the 30th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 16

Joint streaming venture involving ESPN, Fox, Warner Bros. Discovery will be called Venu Sports

The sports streaming platform planned by ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros
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May 16

Francis Ford Coppola debuts 'Megalopolis' in Cannes, and the reviews are in

Francis Ford Coppola on Thursday premiered his self-financed opus “Megalopolis” at the Cannes Film Festival, unveiling a wildly ambitious passion project the 85-year-old director has been pondering for decades
May 16
Chloe Fineman poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Megalopolis' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 16

Bad Bunny sports agency sues baseball players' union over ban, announces Ronald Acuña Jr. as client

Bad Bunny’s sports representation firm sued the baseball players’ association Thursday, asking for a restraining order against the union that would allow it to keep working with the company’s clients
May 16
Bad Bunny performs on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
May 16

NFL schedule makers didn't seek out a Chiefs game close to a Taylor Swift concert

Creating the NFL schedule is a complicated process that requires tens of thousands of computers coming up with countless possibilities over a process that lasts about four months
May 16
Taylor Swift performs at the Paris Le Defense Arena as a part of her Eras Tour concert in Paris, Thursday, May 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
May 16

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May 16

EA Sports College Football 25 comes out on July 19. Edwards, Ewers, Hunter are on standard cover

EA Sports has revealed an image of the College Football 25 cover that features Michigan running back Donovan Edwards, Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers and Colorado two-way player Travis Hunter
May 16
This combo of images provided by EA Sports, shows the video game covers for the new standard edition College Football 25, left, and Deluxe Edition College Football 25, featuring Texas' Quinn Ewers, Colorado's Travis Hunter, and Michigan's Donovan Edwards. (EA Sports via AP)
May 16

Drake leads the 2024 BET Awards nominations with 7, followed closely by Nicki Minaj

Drake is the leading nominee for next month’s BET Awards, followed closely by Nicki Minaj
May 16
FILE - Nicki Minaj accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. Drake is the leading nominee for next month’s BET Awards, followed closely by Nicki Minaj. Minaj received six nominations, including for album of the year for her highly anticipated “Pink Friday 2” release. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 16

Rock band Cage the Elephant emerge from loss and hospitalization with new album 'Neon Pill'

To say Cage the Elephant’s latest album had a turbulent birth would be an understatement
May 16
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Neon Pill" by Cage the Elephant. (RCA Records via AP)
May 16

Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii crowned Miss USA after previous winner resigned, citing mental health

Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii has been crowned Miss USA 2023, more than a week after the previous titleholder resigned for mental health reasons
May 16
In this image provided by the Office of Governor Josh Green, Hawaii Gov. Josh Green crowns Savannah Gankiewicz Miss USA 2023 on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Honolulu. Gankiewicz was crowned on Wednesday, more than a week after the previous titleholder resigned citing her mental health. (Office of Governor Josh Green, M.D. via AP)
May 16

PEN America, facing criticism over its response to the Mideast war, gathers for annual gala

PEN America gathered Thursday night for its annual gala, a high-profile event raised even higher because some wondered if it would be held at all
May 16
Seth Meyers attends the PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 16, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
May 16

Caitlin Clark's WNBA debut helps ESPN set viewership record for league game on network

ESPN’s broadcast of the Connecticut Sun’s game against Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever had the highest viewership of a WNBA game on the network
May 16
Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) puts up a 3-point shot to score against the Connecticut Sun during the fourth quarter of a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 16
Michael Trotter Jr., left, and Tanya Trotter of The War and Treaty arrive at the 59th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
May 15

All eyes are on Coppola in Cannes. Sound familiar?

Francis Ford Coppola will soon premiere at the Cannes Film Festival a film on which he has risked everything that’s arriving clouded by rumors of production turmoil
May 15
FILE - Directors Volker Schlondorff, left, and Francis Ford Coppola, winners of the Palm D'Or prize, are shown at the awards ceremony at Cannes International Film Festival on May 25, 1979. Schlondorff directed "The Tin Drum," and Coppola directed "Apocalypse Now." (AP Photo, File)
May 15
FILE - Singers Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of the music group "The B-52s" perform on NBC's "Today Show" in Rockefeller Plaza on Monday, May 26, 2008, in New York. The Athens Rock Lobsters, a minor-league hockey team that will begin play next season in the home of the University of Georgia paid homage to the city’s rich musical heritage by choosing a nickname associated with one of its most famous bands. The B-52s released their quirky, crustacean-themed song “Rock Lobster” in the late 1970s. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
May 15

Angie Harmon is suing Instacart and a former shopper who shot and killed her dog, Oliver

Actor Angie Harmon has filed a lawsuit against Instacart and a former Instacart shopper who fatally shot her dog in March while delivering groceries at her North Carolina home
May 15
FILE - Angie Harmon arrives at the second annual Hollywood Beauty Awards at the Avalon Hollywood, Feb. 21, 2016, in Los Angeles. Harmon filed a lawsuit Friday, May 10, 2024, that claims an Instacart driver fatally shot her dog in March while he was delivering groceries at her North Carolina home. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
May 15

The Mirage casino, which ushered era of Las Vegas Strip megaresorts, is closing

The iconic Mirage hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will shut its doors on July 17
May 15
FILE - People watch the Volcano show at the Mirage hotel-casino along the Las Vegas Strip, May 13, 2022, in Las Vegas. The iconic Mirage hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will shut its doors this summer on July 17, 2024, the end of an era for a property credited with helping transform Sin City into an ultra-luxury resort destination. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 15

#MeToo struggled to find traction in France. Then Judith Godrèche came forward

Before Judith Godrèche kickstarted a #MeToo wave in the French industry, she was one of the first prominent actors to go on the record against Harvey Weinstein
May 15
"Me Too" director Judith Godreche, center, poses with hands covering their mouth upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 15

The US Open men's final is shifting to ABC this year. The women's final will stay on ESPN

The U.S. Open men’s final will shift to ABC from ESPN this year but the women’s title match will remain on the cable outlet a year after Coco Gauff won the Grand Slam tennis tournament
May 15
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in New York. : The U.S. Open men’s final will shift to ABC from ESPN this year — but the women’s title match will remain on the cable outlet a year after Coco Gauff won the Grand Slam tennis tournament. This will be the first time ABC airs the men's final, ESPN said Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 15

Movie Review: ‘IF,’ imperfect but charming, may have us all checking under beds for our old friends

How do you make a kid’s movie that appeals to their adults, too
May 15
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Cailey Fleming, left, and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from "IF." (Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP)
May 15

The Giants will be making their 'Hard Knocks' debut on a new series focusing on the offseason

The New York Giants are appearing on a new version of “Hard Knocks.”
May 15
New York Giants first round draft pick Malik Nabers holds a jersey as he poses with head coach Brian Dabol, left, Giants' president John Mara, second from left, and general manager Joe Schoen, right, during an NFL football press conference, Friday, April 26, 2024, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
May 15

Netflix will carry NFL games on Christmas Day for 3 years, including 2 this upcoming season

Netflix and the NFL announced a three-year deal for the streaming giant to carry games on Christmas Day
May 15
FILE - The Netflix logo is shown in this photo from the company's website, in New York, Feb. 2, 2023. Netflix reports their earnings on Thursday, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 15

Green Bay's Doug Gottlieb believes he can balance his new coaching job with his national radio show

Doug Gottlieb believes he can effectively balance coaching Green Bay basketball and hosting a national sports radio show
May 15
FILE - Oklahoma State alumnus Doug Gottlieb is acknowledged during the second half of the NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The longtime basketball radio analyst will make his college head coaching debut next season at Green Bay, the school announced Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Gottlieb will take over for Sundance Wicks, who left the Phoenix after one year to take over Wyoming’s program. (AP Photo/Mitch Alcala, FIle)
May 15

Guatemalan court orders release of journalist José Rubén Zamora, jailed for nearly 2 years on money laundering charges

Guatemalan court orders release of journalist José Rubén Zamora, jailed for nearly 2 years on money laundering charges
May 15
May 15

Glamour and grit are both on show in a London exhibition of photos from Elton John's collection

A new exhibition of photographs owned by Elton John opens this week at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum
May 15
FILE - Elton John, left, and David Furnish arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. A new exhibition of photographs owned by Elton John opens this week at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. It includes more than 300 pieces by 140 photographers selected from the vast collection of John and his husband David Furnish. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
May 15

Movie Review: ‘Babes’ is a giddy, raunchy, moving and (very) gooey look at childbirth and friendship

There have been movies about pregnancy and movies about childbirth and movies about female friendship
May 15
This image released by Neon shows Ilana Glazer, left, and Stephan James from the film "Babes." (Gwen Capistran/Neon via AP)
May 15

Soulful singer Michael McDonald looks back in his new memoir, 'What a Fool Believes'

Something stopped Michael McDonald from telling his story publicly — him
May 15
FILE - Michael McDonald, of the Doobie Brothers, poses for a portrait at Show Biz Studios in Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 2021. McDonald has a new memoir titled, "What a Fool Believes." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 15

From acting to the squared circle, Emmy winner Hauser is ready to rumble for Major League Wrestling

Emmy winner Paul Walter Hauser is set to take the next step in his professional wrestling career
May 15
FILE - Paul Walter Hauser arrives at the ESPY awards on July 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Major League announced an A-list addition to its biggest event of the year Battle Riot VI. Hauser has declared for the 40-man Battle Riot match. Hauser is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor who is trying to make a serious run at a wrestling career. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
May 15

'American Idol' alum Jordin Sparks to perform national anthem ahead of 108th Indianapolis 500

Jordin Sparks, the singer-songwriter who shot to stardom on “American Idol,” will perform the national anthem before the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend
May 15
FILE - Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Sparks will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year to sing the national anthem at the May 26 "Greatest Spectacle in Racing."(AP Photo/Sam Riche)
May 15

'Mad Max' has lived in George Miller's head for 45 years. He's not done dreaming yet

The world of “Mad Max” has lived in George Miller's head for nearly half a century
May 15
Director George Miller poses for a portrait to promote "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" in Los Angeles, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 15

'Furiosa' debuts in Cannes, giving Anya Taylor-Joy a megawatt movie-star moment

“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” rolled into the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, returning George Miller’s dystopia-on-wheels to the French Riviera festival and lending Anya Taylor-Joy a fairy tale moment on the Cannes red carpet
May 15
Elsa Pataky, from left, Chris Hemsworth, director George Miller, Anya Taylor-Joy, Alyla Browne, and producer Doug Mitchell pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 15

What is the celebrity 'blockout' over the war in Gaza?

Some social media users are calling out celebrities for what they say is inaction in the face of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza — and they’ve taken to a “blockout” to pressure the stars to take a stand
May 15
FILE - A man uses a cell phone in New Orleans on Aug. 11, 2019. Some social media users are calling out celebrities for what they say is inaction in the face of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza — and they've taken to a "blockout" to pressure the stars to take a stand. For the blockout, users put a block on seeing any and all content from the accounts of certain celebrities on social media platforms including X, TikTok and Instagram. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
May 15

Brazilian dance craze created by young people in Rio’s favelas is declared cultural heritage

The passinho is a Brazilian dance style created in the 2000s by kids in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas
May 15
Youth perform a street dance style known as passinho for their social media accounts, in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The passinho, or “little step”, created in the 2000s by kids in Rio’s favelas, was declared an “intangible cultural heritage” by state legislators, bringing recognition to a cultural expression born in the sprawling working-class neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
May 14

A miniature poodle named Sage has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show

A miniature poodle named Sage has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show
May 14